December 2010

Published: 24 December 2010

The photographs of the Christmas Boxes can now be viewed here.

Published: 23 December 2010

The latest edition of Knox News is now available for viewing and downloading on this website in the Publications section: Publications > Knox News.

This is the first edition of the Knox News to be published electronically without a hard copy being sent via 'pupil post'. 

However, if you require a paper copy and cannot access the website, please contact the school office on 01620 823387.

Published: 22 December 2010

Knox Academy closes for the Christmas Holidays at 4 pm on Thursday 23 December

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Pupils resume on Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 8.44 am.


Although the fortnight break is a time for rest and relaxation, senior pupils should remember that the Preliminary Examination diet commences on Monday 24 January (only 9 school days after the start of term).  It would be recommended that they spend some time over the break in preparation for these exams.

Published: 22 December 2010

As part of the Haddington Festival for 2011, Haddington Community Council are holding an East Lothian's Got Talent Contest during the Festival.

This is in aid of Leukaemia Research.

Further information can be found below - the closing date for entries is 25 March 2011

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Published: 22 December 2010

The S1 and S2 Interim Progress Reports due in December will now be issued in January.

Published: 21 December 2010

Today saw the judging of the annual Christmas Box Competition. 

The theme for 2010 was 'Christmas Carols' and tutor group were invited to decorate accordingly. 

Once decorated, boxes are filled with lots of tasty goodies and distributed to the elderly throughout the local community. 

We're never sure which the recipients prefer ... the contents or the decoration!!



The 2010 awards are listed below ...

Overall Winner - 6T2

House Prizes

  • Garleton - 1G2
  • Lammerlaw - 1L1
  • Traprain - 2T2

Highly Commended

  • 1T1
  • 4G2
  • The Management Team

Judges Special Mention

  • LSS
  • Office Angels
Published: 21 December 2010

The Prelim timetable for S5/6 pupils can be accessed below:

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Published: 20 December 2010

It is with great regret that we have decided to cancel the evening performance of the Christmas Concert, due to be held tomorrow, Tuesday 21 December. This decision has not been taken lightly and has been made due to the concerns about travel in the predicted below freezing conditions. 

The 2 pm afternoon performance will be going ahead tomorrow. Evening tickets can be used for the afternoon performance, however we cannot guarantee that we will have space for all those who may wish to attend, it will be on a first come first serve basis. In the eventuality that evening ticket holders cannot attend/get a seat in the afternoon, a full refund will be available in January.

My apologies for the disappointment this will cause.

JB Craig

Published: 20 December 2010

Knox Academy is open for pupils today - Monday 20 December 2010


If parents/carers wish to bring pupils into school themselves, please note that they will have to make arrangements for them at the end of the school day as taxis and buses will not be available.

Published: 10 December 2010

During the S5/6 Parents' Evening on Tuesday 14 December, there will be a Young Enterprise stall on display in the foyer area.

Our team is called ‘Pride of East Lothian’ and we aim to promote and supply the very best that East Lothian has to offer. Everything we sell has been sourced locally and is of the highest quality.

On this evening we will have our limited edition food package on sale for only £10. This is a fantastic last minute gift perfect for a small present this festive period. Alongside our food package we will also have bird feed, wild flower seeds and pot pourri on offer.

Published: 09 December 2010

Knox Academy Support Group has had a busy year.  The Duck Derby and Teas in the Park during the Haddington Festival Week being the highlight.  Between these events and The School Dance we have raised  approximately £1,500.

This year we have supplied 5 Medical Sports Kit Bags for Active Sports and are about to ask for bids from Departments for equipment not normally covered by their capitation allowance.


Forthcoming Events: 

SCHOOL DANCE, having been cancelled twice due to weather, is now scheduled for THURSDAY 13 JANUARY  2011.

BURNS SUPPER – We are intending holding  a Burns  Supper on TUESDAY 25 JANUARY 2011 to which all are invited.  Tickets will go on sale early in the new term.  Tables can be reserved @ £2 per table.  Wine and Beer will be available.  Contact Mrs Ball on 823387 or Mrs Richardson on 822340.

It is always nice to see new faces at our meetings – which are about once every six weeks.  If you would like to know more about KASG  please come along to our next meeting on Tuesday 11 January at 6.30 pm.

Published: 09 December 2010

Below is the most recent transport update from East Lothian Council:

Route 157 - Morham & Garvald to Knox Academy

Will only pick up in Garvald and Baro due to road conditions on the rest of this route

Route 158 - Gifford to Knox Academy

Will only run from Gifford due to road conditions south of Gifford

Route 159 - Bolton & Letham to Knox Academy

Will hopefully operate as Normal, but there will be No pick up's at Merryhatton or Spittalrigg and none beyond Lennoxlove West Lodge due to road conditions and lack of turning space. Children at Barberfields and Letham Road End can use the 123 Service Bus.



Route 102 - Athelstaneford Primary

Will hopefully Operate as Normal except pick up in Drem will be at the side of the main road rather than round the Green

Route 118 - Longyester to Yester Primary

Will hopefully operate as normal apart from Snawdon Road End pick up due to Lack of turning area. This route is dependent on further gritting by East Lothian Council and it is doubtful we will be able to operate it

Route 119 - Morham to Yester Primary

Will hopefully Operate as Normal but will start from Coulston Mains Road End as the roads before this point are not safe enough.

Route 120 - Garvald to Yester Primary

Will hopefully Operate as Normal except there will be no pickups at Nunraw or Whittinghame Filter Station or Linkylea due to the Road conditions, and lack of turning space. The Garvald pick up will be at Garvald Mains Road End(West End of the Village) as this is the only available turning area

Route 163 - Wampray & Waughton to North Berwick High / Law Primary

Will hopefully operate as Normal apart from there will be no pickups at Bankhead, Stonelaws and Balgone Barns due to Road conditions and turning areas.